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A big market for your products


Ethiopia is a well-renowned supplier of agricultural products, especially natural ingredients. The country located on the horn of Africa can produce from a field of medicinal plants a range of unique products which are not available anywhere else in the world.

Ethiopia also produces other ingredients which are in high demand by European importers. For these reasons, why not take the chance now to expand to the European market? Amongst other products, IPD brings the following products to Europe:

  • Spices which are key ingredients in European cuisine  
  • Pulses and oilseeds - conventional and organic in quality
  • Beeswax and honey
  • Unique medicinal and aromatic plants for the food and cosmetic industry

Connect directly and save yourself the hassle of working through intermediaries. IPD supports you in providing contact to importers from all over Europe - we look forward to hearing from you!


  • Targeted networking with European importers
  • Comprehensive preparation for the European market
  • Participation in European trade fairs, virtual b2b events etc. 

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Our products from Ethiopia
A selection of different spices is presented on spoons

Natural ingredients

European consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable food production. This trend also means that there is continued high demand for natural ingredients - not only for the food sector but also for the production of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Use the opportunity to export your products to Europe.

We support you in successfully selling your products to Europe.

If you offer products from Ethiopia, then entering the European market could be profitable for you. We are happy to inform you about your opportunities and possibilities. 

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Listen to what exporters say about IPD

Ethiopian company Edao International Trading

To export successfully to the European market, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports the Ethiopian company Edao International Trading. Edao specializes in exporting agricultural products of Ethiopian origin and takes part in the export promotion programme of IPD.


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We provide you with details about the IPD evaluation process and our admission criteria.


Success Stories
Success story Greenpath Food


Organic products – successful on the EU market

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s - up until now, its only – certified EU-organic exporter organisation in the fresh produce sector. IPD added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017.

Success story Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC


Pure oils

With the support of IPD, an exporter presents their products made from natural black cumin oil at trade fairs in Europe. Encouraged by the demand, they expand their offer to the EU market.

Your contact
[Translate to Englisch:]

Nicole Schauer

Expert Sourcing + Markets
Natural ingredients (Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania)